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The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 226, 1914)

Location:

Second Church, Unitarian / Ruggles Baptist Church
874 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215 US
Organ ID: 22300

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 45 ranks. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 45 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 45
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 11, 2015:

Updated through online information from William Dunkln. -- This building was Second Church's eighth and last building, built new in 1914. In 1970 the congregation merged with First Unitarian and sold the building to Ruggles Baptist.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on December 21, 2005:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Addition of chancel division to 1890 Geo. S. Hutchings, #202 gallery organ; subsequently removed; case remains; church now Ruggles Baptist.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Lynnwood Farnam Collection, via Jonathan Bowen: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Gallery, Organ Case, and Chamber Openings (left and right): (ca. 1914) Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of William Dunklin.

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